The Russo Brothers' first tease for Avengers 4 has been picked over quite a bit from fans, but it may have just birthed a new theory.
Reddit user SuperTengenToppaGL recently shared a cropped version of one corner of the photo, where some sort of sign can be seen mounted onto poster board. As they argue in the post, there's a chance this could be the first look at the teaser poster for Avengers 4, albeit a very blurry and black-and-white one.
The Ruso Brothers' "Look hard" teaser contains what looks like the Avengers 4 movie poster from r/marvelstudios
While whatever is mounted on that image does bear some of the similar symmetry that is seen on Marvel Cinematic Universe one-sheets, there's honestly no telling if this actually is the Avengers 4 poster. Seeing as the promotional campaign for Captain Marvel has only just begun, and we still don't know the actual title of the film, there's no telling how far away we could be from actually seeing the poster.
Either way, it sounds like fans should expect the unexpected with regards to Avengers 4.
“[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does,” Infinity War and Avengers 4 co-writer Christopher Markus said in another interview. “It is a different movie than you think it is...Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.”
"Put it this way," Stephen McFeely added. “I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”
"I will say, the entire intention of Infinity War and the next Avengers film next year was to have an ending – to bring a conclusion to 10 plus years, 22 movie narrative in a way that hadn’t been done before in this particular type of film," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in an interview earlier this year. "It’s been done before in films where there are a finite number of books, and they finish telling the story for the books, so they come to an ending."5comments
"Characters like Spider-Man or Batman or James Bond or Iron Man, who have been around for so long and are always refreshed in comic books or novels or movies, you don’t necessarily get that kind of an endpoint – and we wanted to do that, which is what these next two Avengers films are." Feige continued. "It doesn’t mean the MCU is coming to a close, by any means. But it means the narrative that started when we began 10 years ago will have a conclusion."
Avengers: Infinity War is now available on digital platforms, DVD, and Blu-ray. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.